Thar desert - Agriculture

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  • Agriculture In Thar Desert
    • Location
      • Indian and south-east Pakistan
      • densley populated by people and livestock and covers an area of 2000km2.
      • precipitation varies from 100 - 50mm, falls in the monsoon season  between July and September.
      • composed ofsand dunes and plains , low hills and saline lakes  , Thar vegetated by scrub and scattered trees, wildlife includes Indian gazelle
    • Summer  monsoon water is collected for  consumption as the  groundwater is too deep and saline for human consumption
      • precipitation varies from 100 - 50mm, falls in the monsoon season  between July and September.
    • Hot dry conditions , strong winds and human activities
      • Overgrazing
      • livestock  overgraze & remove  palatable  grasses leaving behind  inedible  plants
    • Loss of plant cover
      • exposed soils to wind erosion
      • Heavy trampling has compacted the soil
        • limiting seed development , damaging plant roots  and encouraging runoff
    • population pressure
      • causes trees and shrubs to be removed and used as building material , fuel and medicine
    • Stop             desertification
      • IGNP Canal was constructed to bring water from the Himilayas to the desert
      • Irrigated water used to grow crops such as sugar cane
        • However caused water logging - rise in disease

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